An Atlantic City teen wanted in a daylight shooting that killed one man and injured a baby turned himself in Thursday, authorities announced Friday.
The 16-year-old from Atlantic City was wanted on a warrant in the July 29 killing of Sedrick Lindo, 25, who was shot while on a porch in Carver Hall. A 3-month-old baby was injured in the shooting when he was hit in the chest by what was believed to be from a ricochetted bullet.
Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain did not identified the boy due to his age, but a law enforcement flier obtained by The Press of Atlantic City last month said Mujahid Blackwell, 16, had been charged with homicide and a warrant issued for his arrest.
The teen also faces other offenses, according to a release from McClain’s office, but it did not detail those charges. He is in the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City.
McClain would not comment on any move to have the teen tried as an adult.
Lindo — Atlantic City’s 12th homicide victim of the year — was shot multiple times on the 500 block of N. South Carolina Avenue. He died at the scene.
Blackwell is the second person accused in the killing. Joshua Cross, 25, of Mays Landing, was arrested Aug. 28, and charged with murder and conspiracy. He is in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $1 million bail.
A third person, Myisha Wyatt, 21, of Atlantic City, was arrested Sept. 4 on a charge of false swearing. The fourth-degree crime does not carry mandatory jail time, and she was released on a summons.
According to the police flier searching for Blackwell, the handgun used to kill Lindo was not recovered and, therefore, the teen was “considered armed and dangerous.” The flier also said Blackwell was additionally wanted for cutting an electric detection bracelet he was wearing in a pending weapons case.
In that case, Blackwell and two others were arrested in Back Maryland and three handguns were recovered. Police at the time said the teen claimed two of them were his. His name was not released by Atlantic City police at that time, but a state report on a weapons crackdown identified the 16-year-old as Mujahid Blackwell.
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